STAND. COM. REP. NO. 928

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 494

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 494 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal the requirement that the State Building Code be adopted after public hearings pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and to instead only require that the code be adopted pursuant to chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be in conformance with all of the State's other building codes.

 

The Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, Kauai Fire Department, and Maui Fire Department supported this measure. The Building Industry Association of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 494 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair